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LAPD Pay Raises Take Effect During Talk of Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Union officials said LAPD already made sacrifices in 2020 when the City Council approved a $150 million cut to its police budget over the summer. That resulted in LAPD shuffling more than 300 positions, with some specialized detectives being reassigned to community stations and other neighborhood patrols being eliminated entirely.

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LAPD Could Lose 951 Officers to Layoffs

The report said that the LAPD cuts would bring the sworn police force down to 8,800, which matches 2002 levels.

Los Angeles Considering Police Layoffs

“We have already experienced … a reduction in our workforce, between sworn and civilian, in excess of 500 personnel,” Chief Michael Moore said during a video Q&A with members of the news media. “To suffer further losses would be devastating to the safety of the city.”

Las Vegas Police Announce Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The Las Vegas Police Department announced Friday that it laid off more than 100 part-time employees amid the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

Violent Crime Spikes in Camden Since Police Layoffs

Two months after Camden, N.J., laid off 160 police officers, city prosecutors have released a sobering report showing a dramatic rise in violent crime in the drug-and-crime-ridden city of 80,000 residents, the Associated Press reports.

Oakland Chief Releases List of 44 Crimes PD Won't Respond To

Chief Batts released a list of situations police won't respond to that includes grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. Several of the lesser crimes include discarding an appliance with a lock, an unauthorized cable TV connection and a stolen license plate.

Layoffs Loom for 80 Oakland Officers

The layoffs of 80 of Oakland's 776 police officers on Monday moved closer to reality Friday as the police union's leaders agreed to all of the city's demands but demanded a three-year layoff moratorium as a prerequisite for any concessions.

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